Politically correct? Or self-centered and demanding that students acquiesce to his will?
It took parent’s complaints to make Steve Cuckovich, the teacher, back off. Although he is dead set on punishment for uttering the timeless common courtesy, “Bless you,” after anyone sneezes in his classroom.
Teacher penalizes students for saying “bless you”. KFSN 30 ABC Ffresno.
A Northern California teacher says he doesn’t want to hear a common courtesy in his classroom.
He’s even lowering students’ grades if they say “bless you” after someone sneezes.
“When you sneezed in the old days, they thought you were dispelling evil spirits out of your body,” Cuckovich said. “So they were saying, ‘God bless you’ for getting rid of evil spirits. But today, I said what you’re doing doesn’t really make any sense anymore.”
Teacher bans ‘bless you’ from health class. Houston Chronicle.
The station’s report said Cuckovich’s classroom policy has “nothing to do with religion,” but some Christians will disagree. Those concerned about secularization in America, who see their faith threatened by a push for political correctness, may cite this case as another instance of getting God out of the country.
How about “Gesundheit?” Is that an outdated practice that disrupts class too? To your health!